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Chambers and Partners Ranks Gallivan White Boyd as a Leading Law Firm in South Carolina

Greenville, S.C. – June 1, 2023

Three attorneys also ranked in the 2023 Chambers USA edition

Gallivan White Boyd (GWB) is pleased to announce its inclusion as a ranked law firm in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA. The Chambers USA guide and legal rankings cover practice areas in all 50 states, Washington, DC and at nationwide level, with hundreds of practice area-based ranking tables identifying the best practice groups and lawyers working across the US legal market. To determine its rankings, Chambers and Partners analyzes information gained via submissions and interviews that center around technical ability, client service, team depth, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, and value for money. GWB is ranked in South Carolina for Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2).  With four offices across the Carolinas, the firm frequently represents businesses and individual clients in business and commercial disputes, insurance matters, arbitration, and litigation.

Gray T. Culbreath (ranked in Band 2) is a well-regarded trial and appellate lawyer who regularly handles complex commercial litigation and class actions on behalf of individual and corporate clients, as well as major insurers.  He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a past president of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association (SCDTAA) and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and Lawyers for Civil Justice, in which he has also served in several leadership roles. According to Chambers and Partners, sources say, he “is a very strong attorney” and “has a nice and calm demeanor. He is good at taking the emotion out of cases.”

John T. Lay, Jr. (Ranked in Band 2) regularly acts for clients on complex litigation related to financial services, insurance and product liability, as well as professional malpractice claims. He also has considerable experience in handling appeals.  Super Lawyers®, a Thomas Reuters publication, has named Lay as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in South Carolina for more than five years consecutively. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. He is also a past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), SCDTAA, and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, as well as a former member of the Boards of Directors of IADC, the Defense Research Institute, and Lawyers for Civil Justice.

Lindsay A. Joyner (Ranked as Up and Coming) focuses her practice on complex business and commercial litigation, financial institution litigation including lender liability, professional negligence, and trust litigation. As a result, she regularly handles a wide variety of matters concerning contractual disputes, business torts, shareholder disputes, and other complex litigation arising out of business transactions. She currently serves as the chair of the South Carolina Bar’s House of Delegates, a position she will hold until 2024, and she is the chair-elect of the Bar’s Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section Council. She is a past president of the South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyers Division.  She has been named a Rising Star in the in South Carolina Super Lawyers® listing since 2018, and she has been included in the U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® editions since 2020 for either Commercial Litigation or Litigation—Business & Finance.

“Gallivan White Boyd celebrates this commendable achievement. Congratulations to our partners for continuing to excel in the legal industry.”–C. William McGee, CEO

About the Firm

Gallivan White Boyd handles a variety of complex litigation for local, regional and national clients. Many of our attorneys have been widely recognized for their experience, accomplishments and leadership. With offices in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina, GWB is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.


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